A Downtown Winamac building is one step closer to demolition. The Long Branch building had been acquired by the town under a quitclaim deed after the county issued a demolition order against the site. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council Monday approved the salary ordinances for the years 2016 through 2018 for town employees, elected officials, and police department employees. They also decided to amend the work schedules for employees and elected officials, to give them the day after Thanksgiving off as a paid holiday instead of employees’ birthdays. Continue reading
Winamac residents got their first look at plans to rebuild the town’s swimming pool during an informational meeting Monday. The existing pool has been closed since 2013 and is considered to be past its useful life. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council approved the $1.4 million 2016 budget during its meeting Monday. They also adopted an ordinance implementing net metering for the town’s electric customers who generate their own electricity using solar or wind power. Continue reading
The Town of Winamac is saving money by switching its business to a local company. Continue reading
On account of the Winamac Town Park’s proximity to the Tippecanoe river and the sporadic storms that have continuously spotted the summer, the Town of Winamac has been dealing with flooding in the back of the park for weeks now. This year the Pulaski County Fair had to implement an adjusted schedule due to flooding issues, the same thing had to happen two years ago as well. Continue reading
During the Monday evening Winamac Town Council meeting Town Manager Brad Zellers provided an update about the ‘Safe Routes to School’ Program. The SRTS program first started up in 2012 after a grant was received allowing for more than 2,000 feet of trail and ADA compliant sidewalks leading from the school to the downtown area to be put in place. Continue reading
The Winamac Town Council this week heard updates from a number of department heads regarding ongoing projects. Rick Dilts, park superintendent, told the council that the park has been closed and winterized in light of inclement weather, and he pointed out a number of mole holes near the baseball diamonds that need to be filled.
Dilts also told the board that his department has been staying busy with chopping trees, brush, and leaves, and their snowplow is in tip-top shape, ready for winter. The park department also has a new lawn mower, which Dilts said has been working out great.
At their recent meeting, the Winamac Town Board members approved the salary ordinances for employees and elected officials. A one-and-a-half percent increase was approved.
Brad Zellers, Wastewater Superintendent, told the Board members that the lack of grass sitting in the streets has made a difference. Earlier this year, the Town Board was concerned about how the clippings were clogging the sewer system, especially during rain events. Zellers said he will be able to determine the true success of that change in the Spring when he and his staff vactor the sewer lines. Zellers reported to the Board that they been repairing several small pumps and will start on building improvements in the remaining portion of the pole building this winter.